Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Here's a picture of my new friend from Uganda, Dennis. He was our trip leader from the Uganda office this past week and did a wonderful job. Dennis is only 22 years old but he did an awesome job leading 15 people all over his beautiful country. My Mom used to tell me when I was his age that I would lose my head if it wasn't screwed on tight. Not Dennis. Notice his Ohio State sweater.
Here's a photograph of a Compassion sponsored child with a Brutus Buckeye doll. He's even wearing a Teddy Ginn, Jr. jersey!
Here's another photo of some boys from a Compassion project doing O-H-I-O. I'm using this photo as the desktop image on my computer!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
One of the interesting things we learned today is that approximately 10,000 Compassion children became Christians in the past year! Compassion's ministry is not limited to just the spiritual development of the child though. Compassion also helps with a child's educational, physical and social well-being too. However, the spiritual development of the child is a crucial part of Compassion's child development program.
So far, we have received 54 child sponsorship requests since the trip began. Our goal is to find 500 sponsors for children in need. I would like to encourage you to prayerfully consider sponsoring a child today!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
We will combine the power of our blogs to educate and inform within our circles of influence about the impoverished children in this country. Read our blogs and get an insiders view of Compassion's work in this African country. Each blogger will tell the story in their own unique way. You can read along as we share the emotion, sights, sounds and smells with you as our travel partner.
Our goal is to find sponsors for 500 children. Learn more about sponsoring a child.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
The first part of Psalm 41:1 says "Blessed is he who has regard for the weak". I mentioned in a previous post about a boy in my church that collects toys to distribute to poor children in third world countries. This boy has taken Psalm 41:1 to heart. Check out the photograph of the toys he has collected for my trip to Uganda. He's collected dozens of stuffed animals and unopened toys from fast food restaurants. I'm sure that the children that receive these toys will have a smile on their face when they receive his thoughtful gift. Many children don't have any toys with the exception of the toys they make themselves.